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Researchers Study How Brain Cells Stress Each Other Out for Their Own Good

There’s a fine line between helpful and harmful inflammation. WVU School of Medicine researchers Gordon Meares and Savannah Sims want to explore it. They and their colleagues are investigating how inflammation spreads throughout the brain and what...
22-May-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia University becomes first in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link...
10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The economics of opioids: Fentanyl has a steep price tag in lives, lab costs and resources

Researchers at West Virginia University have studied the overwhelming, detrimental effects of opioid abuse on this state and the nation, and a new wave of the epidemic may be the most daunting yet.
9-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers want to up the game for nationwide physical education standards

Sacrificed by No Child Left Behind in favor of academic achievement, physical education requirements for public schools returned with the subsequent Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that school systems have consistent—or...
6-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher studies bystander behavior in sexual-assault prevention

West Virginia University researcher Danielle Davidov is examining violence-prevention programs that teach potential bystanders to short-circuit situations that are charged with violence. They give participants strategies for intervening in risky...
1-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diabetics Show Significant Blood Sugar Benefits From Team-Based Care in Rural Communities

A team-based model to diabetes care could be essential to helping patients in rural communities lower their blood sugar levels, according to a new study from a team of researchers at West Virginia University. Combining diabetes educators, case...
29-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Maryanne Reed named provost at West Virginia University

Maryanne Reed, who transformed West Virginia University’s journalism school into an exemplar of modern media training as the Reed College of Media, was named vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University on Wednesday (April 17).
17-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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